Chris Barrett

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Chris Barrett

United Kingdom
+44(0)7803 614746
  • Size: Interim Consultancy
  • Coverage: United Kingdom

About Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett is a seasoned Transformation Director with 25 years of experience in leadership and change at the Board and C Suite level. He specializes in Private Equity Transformation, focusing on value creation, EBITDA maximization, cost efficiency, data strategy, digital transformation, acquisitions, and system solutions. Chris has a track record of delivering successful agendas across various sectors, including private equity, financial services, law, consulting, telecoms, education, and outsourcing.

Experience with Private Equity Firms:

  • Group Transformation Director (May 2023 – February 2024): Led the transformation of, a Private Equity-backed supplier of online digital solutions. Successfully restructured the company to a single scalable entity by delivering the target state operating model.
  • Babble Cloud Transformation Director (April 2022 – March 2023): At Babble Cloud, a communications service provider backed by Graphite Private Equity, Chris led a successful buy-and-build strategy with 27 acquisitions in two years. His role focused on improving operational efficiency to achieve a 1-3% shift in EBITDA through cost reduction initiatives and data/digital transformation programs.
  • Bain Capital Private Equity (2022/2023): Engaged as a Private Equity Consultant to provide deal advisory services for specific acquisition targets and market evaluation in the global education, training, and certification markets.
  • Apax Partners (2020/2021): Provided deal advisory services for targets in the global education, training, and certification markets.
  • PeopleCert UK Ltd (2019-2022): As a Non-Executive Director and Board Member at PeopleCert UK Ltd, Chris advised on market opportunities and played a key role in product management, transformation initiatives, and global partner relationships.

Value Proposition:

Chris brings immense value to private equity firms by:

  • Driving value creation through strategic transformations.
  • Maximizing EBITDA and operational efficiency.
  • Developing data strategies and digital transformation initiatives.
  • Advising on acquisitions and system solutions.
  • Leveraging his extensive leadership experience to build high-performing teams in complex environments.

With a proven track record of leading multi-million-pound business and IT transformation programs from strategy development to successful execution, Chris Barrett is well-equipped to tackle the complex challenges faced by private equity firms and drive sustainable growth and profitability.

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Skills: Private Equity · Board Advisory Services · Leadership · Business Transformation · Management Consulting, education, professional skills assessment.

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  • Transformational Leadership